What a shambles of a club they are these days. I suspect the suspended 4 points will be triggered pretty quickly too
Currently not bottom.
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In the words of a particular supermarket, every little helps.
and there we go. -8 now
You have to feel for the players and fans.
I can see the EFL setting another deadline for them to deposit 125% of the estimated wages, which they fail to meet, and then another, and so on.
At this rate, they could start the season on -40, and have one foot in L2 before a ball is kicked.
Must be pretty darn miserable for fans going into a season with a substantial points deduction.
The one guaranteed joy of a football fan is that hope springs eternal level playing field first day of the season.
What bothers me is too often it is the same clubs over & over again like Wigan, Bury, Southend etc.
The punishment is always levied at the club rather than those actually responsible, the owner & thier board. All that ends up happening is fans get let down, staff lose thier jobs, players dont get paid & the owner breezes on till the next points penalty & the next etc.
Thankfully for Southend it looks like they may finally be sold. Point taken though - bad owners are like bullets in the chamber of a game of Russian roulette, unfortunately.
A couple of my Wigan supporting work colleagues have said senior players have not been paid again on June 1st.
They fully expect a further points deduction on top of the -8 points they already have.
Wigan doing their best to allay any fears of us being bottom by September.
Have they had ANOTHER points deduction?
Not yet - just responded to @wwfcblue's post. Looks likely!
Really messy one, seems inevitable, the club is run at a loss and effectively bankrolled by overseas owners except despite several increasing promises no money has arrived for a while and the UK based directors have just quit. Cheque is in the post mate not cutting it for anyone involved.
Anyone else thinking it may be a 23 team division next season?
That went well for us last time!
Aren't Posh having a suspended point deduction next season for being caught doing the old financial skullduggery last season ?
It's suspended in that it wont be applied unless they break the rules again.
Hold up ..
Yes - and in that specific way, which was appointment of a non-fit-and-proper CEO, I recall. So very unlikely to be invoked.
one rule for some